The Dublin live BluRay/DVD/3CD now announced

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Re: The Dublin live BluRay/DVD/3CD now announced

Postby John Etherington » Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:28 pm

This may have been discussed already, but when I looked at the CDs/DVD in Fopp today, it said that the DVD is NTSC. Does anyone know if it will play on Region 2 players? By the way, the DVD and Blue Ray versions look virtually identical (you have to look at the small print) so I suspect there will be some confusion here.
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Re: The Dublin live BluRay/DVD/3CD now announced

Postby jerry » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:18 pm

John Etherington wrote:This may have been discussed already, but when I looked at the CDs/DVD in Fopp today, it said that the DVD is NTSC. Does anyone know if it will play on Region 2 players? By the way, the DVD and Blue Ray versions look virtually identical (you have to look at the small print) so I suspect there will be some confusion here.
But the blu ray version should be about $10 more than the standard dvd.
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Re: The Dublin live BluRay/DVD/3CD now announced

Postby John Etherington » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:33 pm

That doesn't answer my question!
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Re: The Dublin live BluRay/DVD/3CD now announced

Postby jarkko » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:39 pm

All copies sold in Europe are NTSC and Region B (2) although the region is not printed on the case.
DVDs and BluRays have different type of cases. The blue BR case is smaller in size, too.
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Re: The Dublin live BluRay/DVD/3CD now announced

Postby John Etherington » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:12 am

The cases look identical, apart from the price (unless you scrutinize the smallest small print). Since they're placed next to each other in shops, it would be easy to pick up the wrong one if one of them sells out.
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Postby jarkko » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:34 am

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The cover art is the same but the cases are different.
This is the BluRay case.
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Re: The Dublin live BluRay/DVD/3CD now announced

Postby cohenadmirer » Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:49 pm

John Etherington wrote:This may have been discussed already, but when I looked at the CDs/DVD in Fopp today, it said that the DVD is NTSC. Does anyone know if it will play on Region 2 players? By the way, the DVD and Blue Ray versions look virtually identical (you have to look at the small print) so I suspect there will be some confusion here.
Hi john
I recieved the bluray in the post last friday , and noticed it said ntsc- so feared it might not work in my ' region specific' uk blu ray player.
However worked perfectly.

Somewhat later I googled dvd/bluray compatibilty issues and found this helpful. Seems that more generally region 2 ntsc disc are likely to work on our players!

Film on a DVD is stored in digital format, and is formatted for one of two TV standards (NTSC or PAL). So apart from the region code issue there is the problem of disc format (two different formats of DVD, NTSC or PAL).

The UK, Europe, Australia, etc use the PAL system

Japan, USA and Canada use the NTSC system.

If you can't play a PAL format DVD, although you have a multi-region DVD player, it's most likely to be your TV that is the problem and not the DVD.

COMPATIBILITY

Most DVD players and TVs sold in PAL countries can play both formats of discs, however, this does not mean they can play any DVD (because of region restrictions). For example, a basic European DVD player (PAL Region 2 only) will be able to play a Japanese disc (NTSC Region 2), but not necessarily a US (NTSC Region 1) disc. An American basic DVD player (NTSC Region 1) will not play any other Region DVD irrespective of format.


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Re: The Dublin live BluRay/DVD/3CD now announced

Postby James T » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:35 pm

The cases for the DVD and Blu Ray /CD sets are the same and hard to distinguish between. The shops should make it clearer, but it doesn't matter much to me anyway now cause I spotted the small print on the back.

Looking forward to watching it later.
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Postby cohenadmirer » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:47 pm

jarkko wrote:
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The cover art is the same but the cases are different.
This is the BluRay case.
In the uk it seems they are being sold as ' digipaks'- not in the larger dvd/bluray cases, and the bluray/dvd packs look very very similar so have to look more carefully to confirm whether a dvd or bluray!
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Re: The Dublin live BluRay/DVD/3CD now announced

Postby songwriter » Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:53 am

I now have received this item and feel like I can comment.

I think it is very enjoyable, but there is something about it that makes it feel less special than the "live in london" release. It is hard to pinpoint why. I think the band and Leonard sounded better at the london gig, even though I preferred the band without Dino when I saw them live. Also Leonard's humour and humble manner between songs is missing at this dublin show. His small speeches at the london gig were very touching indeed.

I do not know if it's the production quality but Leonard's voice sounds more pleasing on the London disc as do the band to my ears.

I still love and will cherish this item, but when i want to listen to a live Leonard performance, I think I will be reaching for the London gig, or the Isle of Wight, before Dublin.
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Re: The Dublin live BluRay/DVD/3CD now announced

Postby Franks » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:31 pm

songwriter wrote:I now have received this item and feel like I can comment.

I think it is very enjoyable, but there is something about it that makes it feel less special than the "live in london" release. It is hard to pinpoint why. I think the band and Leonard sounded better at the london gig, even though I preferred the band without Dino when I saw them live. .
I have similar feelings about this release. I think it is the poor sound mix.
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Re: The Dublin live BluRay/DVD/3CD now announced

Postby Townes » Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:15 pm

I see that amazon are listing just the blu-ray:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cohen-Leonard-L ... 038&sr=1-2
Anyone know if is this legit?
The CD's would just gather dust on my shelf so this appeals but it seems to be coming from a third party, which makes me a bit nervous.
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Re: The Dublin live BluRay/DVD/3CD now announced

Postby jerry » Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:10 am

Amazon UK has stopped selling the 3cd/blu ray. This is what they say:


Item Under Review

This product is not currently offered by Amazon.co.uk because a customer recently told us that the item he or she received was not as described.

We are working to resolve this as quickly as possible. In the meantime, you may still find this product available from other sellers on this page.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Live-In-Dublin- ... se_p_img_1
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Re: The Dublin live BluRay/DVD/3CD now announced

Postby LenMaster » Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:38 pm

Just finished watching and listening to this concert and apart from the sound issues and the promotional issues i have to say that this is a monumental release. At times i felt like i was present at the concert, the band is really happening and tight and the vocalist are in fine form.
More over, one gets the sense that Leonard really wanted us to have the best they got. And he succeeded. At times, he was not only talking to the crowd in Dublin, but also at the viewers at home.
It is hard to choose the best live release, such is the standard he set. We are blessed.
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Re: The Dublin live BluRay/DVD/3CD now announced

Postby jerry » Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:51 pm

See my post above. Anyone know why Amazon UK is no longer selling the cd/bluray? They claim a customer complained that there was a problem. A single customer can cause Amazon to stop selling an item? Strange.
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